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#Middle East

# middle-east - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# middle-east - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# middle-east - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights

Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.

# middle-east - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump

A statement on his website later said: “The story in The Mail on Sunday is an invention.”

# middle-east - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend Growth Of Gaa This post contains videos

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend

RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.

# middle-east - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent Interaction

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent

The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

# middle-east - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'

The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.

# middle-east - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

# middle-east - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

# middle-east - Friday 26 August, 2016

This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations

The evacuation of Daraya came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces in the town, one of the first to rise up against the Assad regime.

# middle-east - Monday 22 August, 2016

Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack

Meanwhile Turkey has backtracked on claims that a child bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border, in an attack that left 54 people dead.

# middle-east - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

# middle-east - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

# middle-east - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront Rampage This post contains videos

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront

It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.

Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East

The animal was caught on camera by a motorist in the Qatari capital of Doha earlier today.

# middle-east - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The42 Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management Options

Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management

The veteran manager has not been in work since leaving QPR in February

# middle-east - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Ireland's first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today

The DNA of two sets of remains have been analysed for the first time.

# middle-east - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man linked with Isis set to be deported from Ireland

The man had previously obtained an injunction against his deportation. That injunction was dismissed at the High Court this evening.

# middle-east - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East?

He has quite a few of them, and it looks like his anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t doing them any favours.

# middle-east - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS'

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

# middle-east - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# middle-east - Saturday 5 September, 2015

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# middle-east - Friday 21 August, 2015

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

# middle-east - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death West Bank This post contains videos

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death

The men are being held using detention laws usually reserved for Palestinians.

ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves

Copies of the list emerged last year and it has now been verified by a UN official.

# middle-east - Monday 20 July, 2015

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# middle-east - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art' War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

# middle-east - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Our silence over Gaza is taken as complicity

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza that started a year ago today – on 8th July – killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 556 children.

# middle-east - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

At least three have died in conflicts.

# middle-east - Monday 29 June, 2015

Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar

Tributes have been paid to Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant.

# middle-east - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy

Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.

# middle-east - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East

The former British Prime Minister was appointed to the post in 2007.

Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports

Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.

# middle-east - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street' Syria This post contains images

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# middle-east - Saturday 16 May, 2015

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid Under Siege This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

# middle-east - Thursday 30 April, 2015

An Irish citizen has been held without trial for 620 days – how can we look the other way?

Would we care more if his name was, say, Sean Murphy and not Ibrahim Halawa?